§ Lieut. - Colonel Bromley - Davenport
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs whether he will give details of the number of appeals by advertising interests dealt with during 1959 under the Control of Advertisements Regulations, 1948; how many of these appeals were dealt with at public hearings and by correspondence, respectively; how many, in each group, referred, respectively, to posters, including bulletin boards, but not trade signs, to public information panels and to trade signs on the premises of the occupiers concerned; and how many of each category were rejected or allowed.
§ Mr. Brooke
The available records show for each calendar year the numbers of dispensations to speak and vote, or to speak but not to vote, given under Sections 76 and 95 of the Local Government Act, 1933, and under the corresponding provisions of the London Government Act, 1939. These were 797 in 1957, 1,051 in 1958 and 1,411 in 1959. Many of these dispensations applied to more than one councillor or removed a disability in respect of more than one occasion. Most of the dispensations 9W allowed the members concerned to speak but not to vote. Records are not readily available of the number of occasions when dispensation to speak but not to vote was given on an application for removal of disability to speak and vote. Refusals to give any form of dispensation are rare; in 1959 there were only two.